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Haemulon squamipinna Rocha and Rosa, 1999
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Haemulon squamipinna Rocha & Rosa , 1999

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Haemulidae (Grunts) > Haemulinae
Etymology: Haemulon: Greek, haimaleos = bloody (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 37051 ).   Tropical; 3°S - 10°S, 39°W - 34°W

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Southwest Atlantic: Brazil, from off Fortaleza to the coast of Maceió.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37051 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 8 - 9. Distinguished from all other species of Haemulon by the following combination of characters: a black blotch below the free edge of the preopercle; pectoral fins entirely scaled, except along edge; scale rows below lateral line parallel to long axis of body; lower half of head silvery-white, lacking stripes; fins yellow; body silvery-white with 10-12 yellow stripes, the midlateral the broadest.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typically occurs in reefs, at depths of 2-30 m where it forms large schools during the day. Smaller schools, with less then 100 individuals, mostly juveniles, are seen on shallow reefs (2-6 m). At night the schools disperse to feed (Ref. 37051 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205 ).

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Rocha, L.A. and I.L. Rosa , 1999. New species of Haemulon (Teleostei: Haemulidae) from the northeastern Brazilian coast. Copeia 1999(2):447-452. (Ref. 37051 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Updated: 2020-07-12 13:56:31 gmt
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